Saturday, April 18, 2009

PAPER'S PLEASE!: TX SB 1175 Authored By Sen.Patrick

BTC COMMENT: Please Texas, don't give it up for the mall cops.
Don't make it that easy.

Bill [SB 1175]Would Require You to Identify Yourself At All Times

Any 'peace officer' can demand i.d. any time, doesn't say exactly who qualifies as a 'peace officer.'
c/o War On You
Patrick’s' bill does not specify exactly who a 'peace officer' who is authorized to demand papers is. It doesn't say whether it would be limited to TCLOSE certified police officers, or would apply to constables, security guards, or neighborhood watch members. It also doesn't specify what passes for 'i.d' and wither it would have to be a photo i.d.
Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Texas Senate has approved a bizarre measure which would require citizens to show some sort of identification to any police officer who demands it, at any time, for any reason. [WOAI news reports]

Currently, it is illegal for a person to give a false name to police, but there is no law requiring a person to provide i.d. at an officer's whim. And State Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands) doesn't like the sound of this bill.

"We still live in a free society," he said. "I don't want police officers to be able to pull you over and ask that you identify yourself."

The bill would also require individuals to provide their date of birth and 'residence address' to police.

Supporters of the bill, like State Sen. Juan Hinojosa (D-McAllen) says there are safeguards.

"A police officer would not have the discretion just to come over and ask for i.d. on just anybody," he said.

Hinojosa said the officer would have to have a 'good reason' to demand identification.

The bill is sponsored by State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston), who is a strong supporter of individual rights.

"It is illegal for them to falsely identify themselves, but it is not illegal for them not to tell you who they are," Patrick said. "In this era of national security issues, if we have a police officer detaining someone at a high profile target, it is in the best interests of the safety of that officer and this community to be able to quickly determine who that person is."

Other lawmakers say if a person is bent on committing a crime, the individual is not likely to be deterred by the possibility of a misdemeanor charge of failure to identify.

Patrick’s' bill does not specify exactly who a 'peace officer' who is authorized to demand papers is. It doesn't say whether it would be limited to TCLOSE certified police officers, or would apply to constables, security guards, or neighborhood watch members. It also doesn't specify what passes for 'i.d' and wither it would have to be a photo i.d.

The bill also does not spell out any safeguards or recourse for citizens who are asked at random to identify themselves to police.

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NC Legislature Attemps to Gag Real ID Opposition

From Jim Palmer of NCard in North Carolina

NC Legislator Says Stop Talking About Real ID or We just Fully Comply
Friday April 17, 2009

I was a bit surprised when my phone rang and Representative Cleveland (Rep) Onslow County was returning my call from earlier in the day.

I had originally called him in order to thank him for his role in filing a bill that asserted North Carolina's 10th Amendment rights under H849. A real sign of hope for North Carolinians who expect to be represented by state legislators.

The second reason I wanted to speak with him since he wanted to assert North Carolina's constitutional rights was to ask him to amend H849 to include a provision that would opt NC out of complying with or funding the Real ID.

I wont bore you with all of the details, but Rep Cleveland's attitude changed quite quickly. He said that NC was 75% compliant with the Real ID and that if I continue to talk about it they may just end up fully complying.

This obvious attempt to silence those of us who want to stop the Real ID legislation that violates our constitutional rights did not stop me from sharing a bit more information with Rep Cleveland.

When I mentioned to him all of the security problems with a centralized database, he said the "We have been doing everything within reason to protect the data." This despite the recent intrusion of a NC DMV in Carrboro where private data was stolen from a reasonably secure computer system.

When confronted about the facts that no database was secure and that a centralized system would allow a hacker even more of an opportunity to steal identities, Rep Cleveland responded with, "I have had my identity stolen, I didn't like it but it happens."

Of course, NC Residents will be the ones to pay for the damage done to their credit. The average cost to restore a stolen identity is $8,000, and the average amount of time spent repairing the damage is nearly 600 hours. Not to mention that under the Real ID, the private data of every person in NC can be shared with Mexico, Canada, private corporations and whomever the Department of Homeland security deems necessary.

Another issue I brought up to Rep Cleveland was the fact that Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) was basically useless and a recent article reported that such technology showed a 52% likelihood that Winona Ryder was Osama Bin Laden. Rep Cleveland said that they had the security settings too high and that by lowering them, it wouldn't give off as many false positives.

Study after study has shown at best FRT to be 30% reliable. NC has a 2 Billion dollar budget shortfall. We should not be wasting taxpayer dollars on this technology.

Before I got off the phone with Rep Cleveland, I told him this issue will not go away and the people of NC do care about what happens to their private data.

Rep Cleveland told me "The people of North Carolina don't have a Bitch about their data because it has been kept secure." He also went on to tell me that most people in NC do not care about the issue.

Do you care?

Perhaps you need to give Rep Cleveland a call and let him know that you not only care about the Tenth Amendment issue, but you care about the Real ID and how your private data is secured as well.

Representative George G. Cleveland (Rep)
Phone: 919-715-6707

Friday, April 17, 2009


c/o KBND radio

The Senate passed SB 536, which means Oregon won't implement more of the Real I.D. act until more money is made available. Senator Rick Metsger says the cost to states is nearly four billion dollars, but the feds have only allocated $48 million. Metsger says the feds have made threats not to allow entry into Federal buildings or board airplanes without a real I.D. The feds have given states until the end of the year to comply.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Maryland Eats The Chip-sorta-

They ate the bait.

Poor Maryland. DC has them on the short leash.

Assembly Closes the Door on Licenses

c/o Washington Post
The Maryland General Assembly last night passed a hard-fought compromise that would end the practice of issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, capping a 90-day session in which lawmakers were greatly constrained by the state's financial challenges but passed numerous low-cost bills affecting residents' daily lives.

With barely an hour remaining before its midnight adjournment, the House voted 76 to 60 for a bill that would reconcile different solutions by the House and Senate to the challenge Maryland faces in complying with the federal security law known as Real ID. The Senate, which initially passed a more conservative approach, quickly followed with a 29 to 16 vote in favor

Monday, April 13, 2009

What's Wrong with Texas Fusion Centers


A good read.

DIAC II : Return of Jedi Mind Trick

World Net Daily reported 4/7 report, concerning a declassified document released by DHS. Here's a sample of what's in it.

Homeland Security on guard for 'right-wing extremists'
Returning U.S. military veterans singled out as particular threats
c/o WorldNet Daily
From the(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment

(U//LES) The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific
information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence,but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears aboutseveral emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the firstAfrican American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.

— (U//LES) Threats from white supremacist and violent antigovernment groups
during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry
out violent acts. Nevertheless, the consequences of a prolonged economic
downturn—including real estate foreclosures, unemployment, and an inability
to obtain credit—could create a fertile recruiting environment for rightwing
extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and
government authorities similar to those in the past.

BTC Opinion Editorial:
The Idiot's Guide to Talking Down Hysterical Democrats


Truth is as much of a responsibility as it is a burden. I say this with a comic conscience.
THE TRUTH: Obama's people are flipping out over all the racist gun nuts who hate homosexuals in a chain of fear-reaction.
Ok? There. I said it. You guys are no better than FOX when they coke up before the newscast.

So what's really news here? The fact that there is an Extremism and Radicalization branch.
"Federal efforts to influence domestic public opinion must be conducted in an overt and transparent manner, clearly identifying United States Government sponsorship. "
I'm impressed. This is the difference between Napolitano and that clod Chertoff. You may hate the office, but there's a fairness involved here. [Democrats] handle people's feeling's better. Look at Obama, his personal pandering to the elites aside , his smoothness cannot be denied. Just think if Billy Dee Williams had a political career instead of becoming the Tanqueray spokesperson.

I still can't stand most of his cabinet appointees, especially Rahm Emmanuel's Nazi ass. I won't spit on him or anything. I just can't stand his intolerance. He needs to come out of the closet. I think that will make America a safer place to be for homophobic bigots. That's right, Rahm. Be the bigger man. Don't run it like Orwell's Animal Farm. Right now a dead MILK man is outshining you. He did a lot more for democracy than you are doing. Queens need to arm themselves against bigoted idiots. The argument is AC/DC. LIVE WITH IT!!

For those of you who missed a few days at Jesus School and/or those who missed Margaret Cho's last DVD : YOU DON'T GET TO CONTROL SEX BETWEEN CONSENTING ADULTS.

Let God handle it. It's a private matter. If "god's chosen people", would wake up and start fighting for something they could actually control the world would be a different place. I would LOVE to see the Christian Coalition go on the warpath against bestiality, human sex trafficking and child rapists. They would win if they did.

For KKK hoodies in the back woods hundreds of miles away from Washington, high on Listerine and incest: don't shoot brown people. No matter how insistent the Grand Vizzer is. That guy is not going to do your jailtime or volunteer to get raped in your place once you're in federal prision. It won't work out.

Clues for The Clueless: The NWO for Dummies

My friend Peter Thottam, foe of totalitarianism, Green Party economic champion and L.A. based madman, sent me these. They were so good I had to throw them up here for you.

First, from a favorite filmaking series, a short from the makers of Zeigeist:

In this next thought provoking short, "The New World Order is going down." It documents those opposed to the politics and policies of identity gridding, biometrics and microchipping. It shows the who's who of policies which were strategically placed and some of the faces familiar in the fight to expose them. If you are looking for your face among them - please look in the mirror and then find a way to get involved. It can be you.

They can't live in the sunshine. The NWO is in a perilous state; because it cannot survive without secrecy. They know they will never get your consent.

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